As we are approaching the holiday season, it's an excellent time to remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrafice; another way to remember them is to sponsor a wreath.  Sponsoring a wreath through Wreaths Across America is easy.  Whether at Saratoga National Cemetery or another cemetery where you wish to have a wreath placed. Just click on the image to enter Wreaths Across America.  Simply click on the DONATE at the bottom of their page.  Thank you.

The Patriot Guard Riders of Eastern New York have once again been granted Group Sponsorship status within the Wreaths Across America organization. So what does our Group Sponsorship status mean? Well for every two wreaths that are ordered - using our group code – Wreaths Across America will donate another wreath - we get 3 for 2. 


To sponsor a wreath at Saratoga National Cemetery click HERE.

If you would rather mail in an order, click ORDER FORM.


Thank you.

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Honor Mission

Paul H. Thompson, Veteran
Kenmore, New York - 18 Sep 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the US Naval Service of Paul H. Thompson, who passed away on September 14th at the much too young age of 31. Mr. Thompson served almost 5 years Active Duty, from 2011-2016. His rating was Hospital Man (HN) (E-3), and his Primary Specialty was Field Medical Service Technician. HN Thompson's last Duty Station was with 1st Marine Logistics Group, Camp Pendleton, CA, and was Honorably Discharged on 13 June 2016. HN Thompson earned the Navy Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Navy Pistol Marksmanship Badge.

Primary Staging Time: 11:00 A.M.

Lester H. Wedekindt Funeral Home
3290 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, New York - 14217

Ride Captain:

Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Funeral Service at FH at 12:00 PM.
Followed by Dignified Escort to Elmlawn Memorial Park for Burial with Military Honors.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag or US Navy flag, dress for the weather, and bring a beverage for hydration.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Please do whatever you're able to help Honor the Naval Service of Paul H. Thompson, and to support his grieving and loving family.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, Reg-1

PGRNY is an all volunteer 501c3 organization. Donations support our mission of honoring the fallen and Veterans and are tax deductible.

Checks payable to Patriot Guard Riders of NY may be sent to:

PO Box 12445
Rochester, NY 14612

Or you may donate by credit card or Paypal


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